- ReportSep 19, 2014
Pakistan’s economic crisis is one of the main sources of its instability, but government and donor efforts to stabilize and grow its economy have so far been inadequate. One of the barriers to investing in Pakistan’s private sector has been the perceptions of risk due to insecurity and corruption.
- NewsletterSep 3, 2014
This edition of our newsletter refocuses attention on a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) between the United States and India and how it could be a game-changer.
- CommentaryBy Richard M. Rossow, Rasika GynediAug 26, 2014
During the last Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regime (1999-2004), two seemingly unrelated events— the New Telecom Policy 1999 and the Y2K crisis—triggered the explosive growth of India’s information technology-enabled services (ITeS) industry.
- NewsletterAug 15, 2014
This edition of our newsletter explains how India’s economic recovery might already be underway. This may sound surprising to some, who have judged the Modi government’s economic record through a few key issues.
- ReportJul 28, 2014
The BJP's historic victory in the spring 2014 Lok Sabha election was a tremendous accomplishment—yet it still leaves the party with impartial control, at best. Weakness in the Rajya Sabha, where the BJP only holds 43 out of 243 seats, may limit the party’s ability to enact legislative reforms.
- NewsletterJul 7, 2014
The Budget Session of Parliament commences on July 7, running through August 14. This will be the first full session of Parliament following India’s April-May 2014 election, and expectations are quite high. This is the third consecutive time a newly-elected government will start its tenure with a Budget Session of Parliament.
- NewsletterBy Patrick BrattonJul 3, 2014
PacNet #50 - Cautious optimism? What to expect from Modi’s India by Patrick Bratton
Patrick Bratton (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the director of Diplomacy and Military Studies Program and associate professor of Political Science at Hawaii Pacific University.
- NewsletterBy Sukjoon YoonJun 23, 2014
In PacNet 41A, ‘Mr. Pacific’ adheres to a narrow view of power politics. He makes a sketchy argument about a new kind of great power relations, identified as a ‘rebalance of power,’ but provides little explanation of how this could deal with the rise of China.
- NewsletterJun 3, 2014
With the BJP's massive electoral victory in the Lok Sabha elections, there has been a great deal of head
- NewsletterMay 15, 2014
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